Bestbeat © 2019 . Francis Duffy Productions 

Play Written By F. Duffy © 2017

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The Songs

ALl Songs composed by  F. Duffy © 2017

Recorded, Arranged & produced by C. Gamble

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BestBeat    Musical Director - Craig Gamble

Craig Gamble (BA Hons.) has been a working professional musician since the age of fourteen. Initially working primarily as a guitarist/vocalist and touring with original acts such as Loaded Dice and Freerunner, Craig soon branched out as a multi instrumentalist and has become extremely proficient on a vast array of instruments, from Bass, Banjo, Mandolin to 'Ukulele and piano. This has seen him perform live with various groups, from Jazz, Folk, Rock, Soul & Funk bands.  After graduating from Liverpool Hope University, receiving a special award for his contribution to musical life on campus, Craig has composed, arranged, toured and recorded as a solo artist and as a member of various original ensembles.

Another labour of love is ‘Gamble Strings And Things’, a Merseyside based music education business and live performance agency that Craig founded and runs day to day. Through this outlet he works with a variety of students one to one, in groups, tutoring in schools across Merseyside, facilitating workshops whilst also helping at local universities on performance modules and mentoring projects.  Craig has worked on various theatre projects too, most notably as the musical director for local charity theatre company Collective encounters and their radical transitions projects.  their 'theatre for social change' message resonates with many lives in the UK and craig has helped to deliver performances embracing a hybrid of drama, physical theatre, Dance and live music.


A regular gigging and recording musician, Craig sessions in various ensembles and plays weekly residencies with his bands The Black Ties, The Gamblers, The Tremé & Kikosi. Craig loves his live outlet for musical expression and is no more at home than when he wields his trusty blonde ’52 Telecaster fronting a band.